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CSPAN
Dec 12, 2012 8:00pm EST
has happened in michigan is a blow to crush unions, crush collective bargaining, and to crush the power of individual workers to stand together, pool their resources, so that they can support public policy workers, in other words, politicians, so that they could support those politicians who support their interests. it's been working that way for almost 75 years, during that time we went from a nation where so many people were in poverty, lived in poverty, had no benefits, made slave wages, worked 20 hours a day. went from that kind of situation into where most workers were -- had attained middle class status, where workers could afford to go out, buy the house, buy the two cars, send the kids to college and take a vacation. and have nice clothes and all of the things that middle class people want. that's what the union movement produced for america by leveling -- by being in a strong position to be able to demand fairness and equity from the employer. so the employers, let's say general motors, ford, chrysler, the automobile manufacturers, since we're talking about michigan, they
CSPAN
Dec 12, 2012 1:00am EST
. rural states. states in which public employee unions have less leverage than the politics which makes a big difference. i think where the infrastructure needs arno werner as great as -- are nowhere near as great as they are in the states that have several cities which require massive public transportation mechanisms, but the fact that though those analyses are not there does not diminish in anyway the steps these states have taken to keep their fiscal house in order. having rainy day funds is critical to take care of the enormous situations that occur in budgets and the economy. i think he cannot lose sight of the fact that one of the reasons you have a smaller medicaid expenditure is because of the federal formula which favors some states because it is not a based on the actual need. it is based on a median income calculation. as a result of that, a state like new york are california, has a lot more poor people and a lot of rich people so it does back at the same break. i think you get 60% reimbursement from the fed. you get 50% -- oh, it's you who gets 60%. in new york, we only get 50
CSPAN
Dec 13, 2012 1:00am EST
effective. they got them to go west. for the exiled them. not only in the soviet union but in central europe and eastern europe. they encouraged more science and engineers. but they would not create an environment where they could really do good work. the founders would have known this, you cannot just be a scienc -- scientist or engineer to look way over the cliff and over the mountains and beyond. a great state university is talking about creating incentives for people not to have science and engineering as undergraduates. you have to have people who are imaginative and can look beyond the current crisis. that also has been part of the middle class, new ideas. >> i agree. i would like to say more of an emphasis on science and math. in terms of k-eighth grade, so younger kids can look up to those role models. >> one of the great stories a young physicist in the 1950's at places like berkeley, they started going back to questions of uncertainty and they became more philosophical. this created the opportunity for whole new areas of physics in the 1970's. if you are just doing problem s
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2012 8:00pm EST
u.s. has a bigger adjustment than any of the european unions. it gives an urgency for us to act. it is also possible to theorize about how a continuation of these policies could hurt growth farther into the future. a recent paper shows that if we do not act on this, and we are basically producing a fundamentally different america. it suggests that we are going to move into a world by 2040 were economic growth in the u.s. is not what we normally expect to see each year. there is crowding out of unity by the government. that is how urgent it is. what should we do? there is another large literature that looks at fiscal consolidations. using my own study as an example and along with my two colleagues, our metric of success is that they achieve deficit reduction. we found fiscal consolidations that were very heavily weighted for spending were much more likely to be except the both then consolidations that were -- likely to be more successful than consolidations that were heavily weighted toward tax increases. we speculate that this is because we find this result because the tax heavy fis
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